Mc Graw said he spent hours with Tuiasosopo and his parents, saying he had a number of life experiences that "damaged this young man in some very serious ways."Mc Graw said Tuiasosopo had feelings for Te'o."Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Mc Graw said.
Mc Graw said he asked Tuiasosopo if he is gay."He said, 'Well, when you put it that way, yes.' Then he caught himself and said, 'I am confused,'" Mc Graw said.
"East Carolina University, the athletics department and Pirate football program are saddened by the tragic passing of Domonique Lennon," the school's athletic department said in an official statement Saturday.
"He made a positive impact on many people during his time as a student-athlete at ECU and earned the respect of both his teammates and coaches.
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Mr Tuiasosopo and Te'o have each said that while the Kekua relationship went on for several years, there were times when they weren't in contact."There were many times where Manti and Lennay had broken up.But something would bring them back together whether it was something going on in his life, or in Lennay's life, in this case in my life," Mr Tuiasosopo said he wanted to end the relationship between Ms Kekua and Te'o before he had to fake her death."I wanted to end it because everything I had gone through, I finally realised that I just had to move on with my life and I had to get me, Ronaiah, I had to start just living and let this go," he said.Te'o's publicist, Matthew Hiltzik, declined comment on behalf of Te'o and his family.Since the hoax was revealed earlier this month, Te'o has said the relationship with Ms Kekua started online and eventually became serious, even though the two only talked on the phone and exchanged electronic messages, never meeting in person.Te'o said he was told of Ms Kekua's "death" from leukaemia just hours after his grandmother died in September.